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Los Angeles in the 1960s

LIGHT, SPACE, AND PLACE ON THE “LEFT” COAST

 

If you were an artist living in Los Angeles in the 1960s, your artwork might echo a city filled with sunshine and golden opportunity, a landscape burgeoning in new postwar technology and industry. The imagery emerging at this time reflected both utopian and dystopian views of LA; the sleek, luminescent work of the so-called “Light and Space” artists coexisted with the gritty, often politically charged work of the assemblage and California pop artists. The gap between art and life vanished as artists captured the unique sense of space ...

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